Sales tax collection up for Pickett County
By: AMANDA BOND, Publisher
With all the economic hardships counties are struggling with across the state, a recent state sales tax report shows an increase for Pickett County. According to the Tennessee Department of Revenue, September state sales tax collection was up 7.7 percent with a total of $215,493. Local option sales were at $76,490 for September up from last year's amount of $68,231.35. According to a county financial report, Pickett County collected a total of $198,418 for local sales tax for fiscal year 2010/2011 and also collected $270,393 total for the wholesale beer tax.
Many counties in the Upper Cumberland are reporting an increase, with the biggest being Overton County up 20.7 percent. The state as a whole showed a 8.3 percent increase for September state sales tax.